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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
Sonnet V
V. Barnaby Barnes
BLESSED Creatour! let thine onely Sonne,
  Sweete blossome, stocke, and root of David’s line,
  The cleare, bright morning-starre, give light and shine
On my poore spirit; which hath new begunne
  With his Love’s praise, and with vain loves hath donne.        5
  To my poor Muse let him his eares incline,
  Thirsting to taste of that celestiall wine
Whose purple streame hath our salvation wonne.
  O gracious Bridegroome! and thrice-lovely Bride!
Which—“Come and fill who will”—for ever crie;        10
  “Water of life to no man is denyde;
Fill still, who will,—if any man be drye.”
  O heavenly voice! I thirst, I thirst, and come
  For life, with other sinners to get some.

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